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Top Medicare Articles

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  • Seniors surprised when Medicare switches their coverage

    Seniors surprised when Medicare switches their coverage
    Thousands of South Florida seniors are discovering they've been switched from their HMO-style Medicare Advantage plan back to traditional Medicare — an unexpected move that will cost them more out-of-pocket for care. The change affects Medicare...
  • Rauner used strategy now under IRS scrutiny to slash income taxes

    Rauner used strategy now under IRS scrutiny to slash income taxes
    IRS data show Bruce Rauner to be one of the 11,000 richest tax filers in the nation, but most of the millions he made in recent years was taxed at 15 percent — less than half the top federal rate for the wealthy, a review of tax documents released...
  • Retirement and same-sex couples, a year after DOMA ruling

    CHICAGO (Reuters) - Something big happened in the world of retirement benefits a year ago today: The U.S. Supreme Court struck down the Defense of Marriage Act. The court's recognition of marriage equality has transformed life for many same-sex couples....
  • Healthcare debate lacks factual arguments against Obamacare

    Healthcare debate lacks factual arguments against Obamacare
    Americans have always been a politically contentious lot. But one topic seems to produce more pure vitriol than any other: the Affordable Care Act. I posted an item on my Times blog, the Economy Hub, citing new statistics indicating that the act has...
  • Kaine talks healthcare in Hampton visit

    Sometimes, senators come to town to campaign; sometimes, as with Sen. Tim Kaine’s stop Saturday at a healthcare forum at Hampton’s Zion Baptist Church, just to listen.   One key thing he heard, he said later, was that folks in town, like...
  • Blumenthal, DeLauro Introduce Medicare Advantage Bill

    New legislation submitted by two Connecticut members of Congress would require health insurers to finalize their physician networks for Medicare Advantage plans 60 days before the autumn enrollment begins. The goal of the Medicare Advantage Participant...
  • Bulletin Board

    Thursday Basic computer assistance, one-on-one, 30-minute sessions available with a librarian, 2 p.m. Thursdays, West Boca Branch Library, 18685 State Road 7. Ask questions on using Windows, Internet searching, Microsoft Word, emailing. Free. Call 561-...
  • 761 hospitals nationwide face Medicare penalties

    761 hospitals nationwide face Medicare penalties
    A quarter of the nation's hospitals in October will receive lower Medicare payments because their rates of patient complications are higher than their peers. Federal officials released a preliminary analysis in April scoring hospitals and provisionally...
  • Why you need long-term care insurance and tips on buying it

    Why you need long-term care insurance and tips on buying it
    Maria Mascone's mom had dementia, and she spent her final six years in an assisted living facility. The cost of the facility ran about $3,000 a month. Mascone says her dad left behind a sizable nest egg, and eventually the sale of her parents' home...
  • Sick scammers target diabetics

    People become scam targets for all sorts of reasons. Some are desperate to find jobs and fall for traps promising easy money. Some are desperate for companionship and let down their guard in phony online romances. Others are older people whose age...
  • Cedarbrook nursing home struggling to attract residents

    Cedarbrook nursing home struggling to attract residents
    The accommodations at Cedarbrook nursing home are far from luxurious. Residents live three or four to a room and make trips down the hall to communal bathrooms, where a curtain at each stall protects their privacy. Officials concede that Lehigh County-...